The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German course for young people and adults. It is a world-recognised qualification and certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is similar to an AS Level / half an A-level.
The course contains a wide variety of interesting topics. There is also a substantial amount of cultural content which should prove to be very enjoyable. Topics include:
St Brendan’s is the first Sixth Form College and the fifth school in the UK to join the Pasch School Network. This is a global network of 1800 schools worldwide that place high value on the learning of the German language. The network is an initiative of the German Government in connection with the Goethe-Institut. As part of the membership, students are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events, cultural projects and competitions both in England and in Germany. This helps to enrich their learning experience and increases their fluency in the language.
In addition, there are opportunities throughout the year to go on trips to the cinema, theatre, universities and conferences. Master classes dealing with a variety of interesting, relevant topics are held at intervals throughout the academic year. Some students choose to go on a work experience placement, intensive course or take part in a student exchange with our partner school in Bensberg, near Cologne..
We collaborate with local primary and secondary schools. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and support pupils from local schools during your course.
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